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Does Universal Forwarder need JVM ? How can we monitor if a Forwarder goes down.

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SplunkTrust
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The Universal Forwarder does not need JVM.

To monitor your forwarders, click Settings->Distributed Management Console. Then click Forwarders->Forwarders:Instance to view the status of your forwarders.

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The Universal Forwarder does not need JVM.

To monitor your forwarders, click Settings->Distributed Management Console. Then click Forwarders->Forwarders:Instance to view the status of your forwarders.

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Thanks Rich !! How does it run on Windows or Linux? Or How does a sysadmin identify it on any OS?

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SplunkTrust
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There are versions for both Windows and Linux.
I don't understand your second question.

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Mainly for a system admin to know how much CPU and Memory it is consuming. I know it is very less, but these are the questions coming from our Admin team.

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SplunkTrust

The Universal Forwarder is not a Java app. It runs as a native binary.
See http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Forwarding/Theuniversalforwarder. Forwarders typically report performance data to Splunk so the admins can monitor CPU and memory use there.

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For eg. in Windows, does it run as a java service? Similarly for Linux?

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